Children's fiction

How I Saved the World in a Week by Polly Ho-Yen

Books for children with the end of the world theme can go in many ways. This chooses a reasonably unique path to tread. I found the first half of the book more to my taste. It was emotional and heart-rending, and it was hard not to feel for the lead protagonist.Billy has a difficult upbringing.… Continue reading How I Saved the World in a Week by Polly Ho-Yen

Adventure, Drama

Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczynski

This is a dicey topic to handle. I picked it up after looking at the blurb and remembered the contents of the said blurb as I started to read the book. Since it is an infrequent occurrence, I thought it would colour my reading experience, but it did not. Basically, irrespective of what you know… Continue reading Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczynski

Drama, Historical fiction

Love and Miss Harris (The Company of Fools Book 1) by Peter Maughan

I have read two books by the author of a different series: The Cuckoos of Batch MagnaThe Ghost of Artemus Strange The two other books I read by the author focused on a village and its inhabitants. There were discussions about wealth and survival amidst general humour that I could get.There were moments in this… Continue reading Love and Miss Harris (The Company of Fools Book 1) by Peter Maughan

Adventure, Humour

The Secret of Chimneys (Superintendent Battle #1) by Agatha Christie

Narrator: Simon Jones I am working my way through rereads of older books that I can now listen to. I read these at a time when I was unsure of the pronunciation of things and had no way of confirming (or even the will to look). I said Hercule Poirot anyway I wanted until almost… Continue reading The Secret of Chimneys (Superintendent Battle #1) by Agatha Christie